Drink wine, in moderation.
Have you heard that red wine in moderation can be good for your health? Dr. Oz explains that part of the reason is the alcohol and part is resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant that comes from the skins of grapes. Vintners add the grape skins back to make red wine, but they don’t do the same process for white wine—so white wine has no resveratrol benefit. “Resveratrol does one other thing,” Dr. Oz says. “It turns on a system in your body that prevents your cells from aging. . . Eighty percent of the benefit of the wine is actually the alcohol, and 20 percent is the resveratrol,” Dr. Oz says. “So it’s the combination that makes red wine so valuable.” He adds that most people should drink about one glass of red wine a day, though some men can drink slightly more because males metabolize alcohol more effectively than females.